Over 200 EU cities and regions have low emission zones (LEZ) in place, restricting access to their territory to certain vehicles in order to improve air quality. Yet, road transport is still a major cause of air pollution, causing thousands of premature deaths and serious illnesses in EU cities.
Road transport is also a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions, thereby contributing to climate change. Therefore, several European cities have made announcements or taken steps towards banning specific fossil fuel vehicles, starting with diesel and petrol vehicles. This was the commitment made by the Brussels region in May 2018, announcing a strengthening of its LEZ in order to ban diesel vehicles by 2030 at the latest, and petrol vehicles at a later stage.
The POLIS network, the TRUE Initiative and Bruxelles Environnement invite EU cities and regions to discuss their strategies and experiences in banning fossil fuel road transport vehicles at the city level. The workshop is open to all EU cities and regions.
For more information, please contact the organisers.
Please note that due to space limitation, depending on the number of people showing interest in the workshop, the organisers might have to make a selection among participants or ask that only one person per organisation attends the workshop.